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      03-26-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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BMW M Performance Exhaust impressions

Just got my M Performance exhaust installed yesterday and drove it around for a day and first impression is that it's very... civil. Looks wise, it's very good looking aside from the giant muffler that hangs underneath the rear bumper. Yes, tips can be larger in diameter, but like I said earlier, it's very civil both in looks and sound wise. It's definitely louder and richer than stock, but no drone at any RPM and does no have any of that Look-at-me nonsense during WOT like Gintani (to many I realize this is total downer). The pitch is still pretty high and very raspy nicely complimenting the natural v8 tone. Over 6k rpm noise is completely drowned and replaced with engine sound with I think is pretty nice. Overall I am very happy I made this choice- I know Akra has better looking muffler and larger tips but I think this suits me better because it's very subtle and aggressive when I want it to be. I'll post some pictures and videos if anyone wants to see-
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      03-26-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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thanks for sharing and congrats on the new exhaust! i'd definitely want to see some photos!
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      03-26-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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(to many I realize this is total downer).
Not to me. What's a 'downer' is the price . No way I'm spending that for a muffler, especially since I'd have to add the expense to paint the muffler (not the tips) black; looks like crap as is. Hey, do the tips stick out more than stock or the same? I like them tucked in like stock. And with slightly shorter BLACK hangers I installed they look tucked up as well. A vid would be nice, but please shoot it at other than freaking WOT; you can't drive like that 95%+ of the time . Take care.
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      03-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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Yes, please post pics and videos! Some vids of "normal" day to day driving would be great as well, for a better feel for traffic or stoplight to stoplight conditions.
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      03-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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Some Pictures.... sorry for the crappy iphone pix-



this picture above reminds me of....

oh well...






will take some videos under normal conditions later.
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      03-26-2011, 04:01 PM   #6
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nice...how about some pics of that supra as well....
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      03-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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I got mine installed a few weeks back and I love it. I am really happy with the over all sound through the entire rpm range. I see allot of people complaining about the cost, I paid $3,606.93 for mine. The Eisenman Inconel muffler is $ 7,408.00 plus connecting pipes where as the BMW performance exhaust includes new inconel connecting pipes and inconel mufflers with titanium tips, I guess it is just how you look at it..
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      03-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
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I got mine installed a few weeks back and I love it. I am really happy with the over all sound through the entire rpm range. I see allot of people complaining about the cost, I paid $3,606.93 for mine. The Eisenman Inconel muffler is $ 7,408.00 plus connecting pipes where as the BMW performance exhaust includes new inconel connecting pipes and inconel mufflers with titanium tips, I guess it is just how you look at it..
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I got my new 2011 E92 yesterday with the BMW Performance exhaust installed from the getgo so it is under the factory warranty.I am very impressed with no drone just the proper sound level and according my buddy who was in the car today about the same loundness and sound as his Eisemann Sport on his 2008 E92.Well worth the extra money IMO considering the warranty coverage
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BMW Performance Exhaust FTW
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JC, hear is the picture I mentioned.
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      03-26-2011, 07:53 PM   #12
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Nice. You'll find that the exhaust gets a bit more character a few hundred miles later right around the 3,600-4,000 RPM range. I really dig it.
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This exhaust is the best in the market, the only complaint I have is that the black paint in the inside of the tips starts to peel off after a few weeks of driving it
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I actually think these tips look better than the Akra, which look too big for the cutiouts at 90mm.

I would only be interested if I could hear one in the flesh though. Video's won't give an accurate impression. The chances of finding someone in the UK with one to sample will be fairly slim.

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Best sound I have heard cause it's not too loud
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      03-27-2011, 07:36 AM   #17
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I think these are one of the best looking tips out there. But thats were the 'bests' stop im afraid.
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I really want to see pics of how this looks on an E90
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I really want to see pics of how this looks on an E90
Here's davem3fan's M Performance exhaust on his E90:

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really nice
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Prob sound pretty good with an xpipe
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Prob sound pretty good with an xpipe
That is my exact plan. I have the Challenge Sport pipe on the way. I am going to pair it with either this exhaust or Dinan.
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